Defeated UNP candidate arrested
Apr 11, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
United National Party Puttalam District defeated candidate Shantha Abeysekara and four others were arrested by Police in connection with the brutal assault on former UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara and his supporters Saturday. Police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told the Daily News that Bandara was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH). Bandara was assaulted at a UNP supporters’ meeting presided by him held at a house on Sinhapura Road, Chilaw. He was admitted to Marawila Hospital and thereafter transferred to the CNH.
SP Jayakody said Shantha Abeysekara had lost at the election while Bandara was elected and according to inquiries the brawl was over the preference vote issue. The suspects were produced before Chilaw Magistrate yesterday.